Two people died in a motorcycle crash that left two others seriously injured in north central Minnesota on Monday, authorities said.
About 12:30 p.m., police responded to a crash at a southbound motorcycle lane at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Route 605 in North Dakota, said Lt.
Robert O’Connor of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.
O’Connor said officers found a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV, both of which were headed eastbound on the northbound lane.
Two men and a woman were killed, and a 3-year-old child was in the passenger seat of one of the vehicles, O’Brien said.
Police said the crash occurred on Interstate 94 at mile marker 9.25.
That’s the exit to the north from the state highway, where traffic on the I-94 interchange is diverted into the westbound lanes.
North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers also responded to the crash.
O’Neill said troopers were able to detain a man in the motorcycle lane, but he was later taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Odessa Police Chief Mark Riddle said the driver of the SUV, a 39-year old woman, was taken to a local hospital with non- life-threatening conditions.
The woman, a 37-year year old man, was also taken to local hospitals with non the life-sustaining injuries.
Odua police Lt.
Brian Gorman said the woman suffered minor injuries and the man was not injured.
Both the motorcycles involved were registered to a single person in the Dakotas, and neither was a registered owner, Oduas Police Chief John Cottam said in a news release.
“It appears they were both riding for fun and had no intention of stopping for a traffic stop,” Oduans police said in the release.
North Dakotans can take advantage of a motorcycle lane for $1 per hour or a 50-minute trip to the local airport, but the highway is closed from 1 p.t. to 6 a.m.
Monday, police said.